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Island of Isis: Philae, Temple of the Nile
by William MacQuitty

When the second Aswan dam was opened in 1971, Philae--dating from Ptolemaic times and regarded as the most beautiful of Egyptian temples--was trapped beneath the ...

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Reviewed by Daniel Parry
Nice plates.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



Lempriere's Classical Dictionary
by John Lempriere

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Still a great reference book though old.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy
by Miyamoto Musashi

Translated by V. Harris. Japan's answer to the Harvard MBA...Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, the book has been hailed as a limitless source ...

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Better swordsman than philosopher.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France
by Eric Jager

In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a huge crowd gathers at a Parisian monastery to witness what will become the nation's final "trial by combat"—a court-ordered ...

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Good fun reading. Interesting to see the broader background and lead-up to duels in history rather than just the gory final moments.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



The World of Odysseus (New York Review Books Classics Series)
by M.I. Finley

The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the ...

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A classic. Good intro for kids into Bronze Age Greece but still find yourself reading it 20 years on.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



The Anglo-Saxons
by James Campbell, Eric John, Patrick Wormald

This survey, an introduction to the history of Anglo-Saxon England looks at political history, and religious, cultural, social, legal and economic themes are woven ...

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Hardbackedition very nice with good photography and text.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



The Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology
by Robert Graves

*A comprehensive guide to world mythology which explores in detail the sources of human civilisation. *Fascinating facts and legends from across the globe, covering ...

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Great general reference book.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



European Weapons and Armour: From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution
by Ewart Oakeshott

Both a work of scholarship, and a treasury of information, for anyone seeking a factual and vivid account of the story of arms from the Renaissance period to the ...

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Reviewed by Daniel Parry
Good but not great. Some areas not covered much by other books are really well covered, which is this books value perhaps.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



Drawings from Ancient Egypt
by William H. Peck

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Shows the everyday drawings and graffiti that you don't often see in museum exhibitions.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



The Sword and the Centuries (Greenhill Military Manuals)
by Alfred Hutton

This colorful and vividly descriptive book traces the sword and its use throughout the Golden Age of swordsmanship. Alfred Hutton examines the development of the ...

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Really interesting to see anecdotal evidence presented in this way. Limited number of stories but very evocative of the whole atmosphere of duels and trials by combat.
—Updated Oct 24, 2005



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